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Crafty Today: Anniversary Pop Up Box Card

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

This first pop up box card I created was this one to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  Still can’t believe it!  I followed the same process outlined in this post. Unfortunately, this line from Jillibean Soup isn’t available anymore.  Too bad as it is adorable and lends itself well for Valentine Day cards also.  My husband was definitely wowed by this card.  This year we will be celebrating 22 years of marriage and no clue what I am going to create.  I better get on it.


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Crafty Today: Birthday Pop Up Box Card

Make a wish!

Make a wish!

These pop up box cards are all over Pinterest and I have been obsessed with them for about two years.  I will share my cheater way of creating these fabulous cards without using rubber stamps.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Jillibean Soup paper
  • Jillibean Pea Pod Parts
  • cardstock
  • scoring board
  • adhesive
  • foam dots and tape

Follow this tutorial from Splitcoaststampers to create the box.  Add assorted pea pod parts to the flaps, straps and inside front of card using the foam tape and dots.  Add embellishment and sentiment to the back of the card.

You want to add the pod parts to the straps in ascending order so it doesn’t block the inside front of the card.  Also, having varying thicknesses of foam tape and dots gives you the flexibility to stack the pod parts and adds emphasis.  I used my favorite Cricut cartridge, Tiny Treasures, to create the 80 on the inside front of the card.  You also can make an envelope for this card using the Envelope Punch Board and choosing size 6×7.  This card has enormous wow factor so you should make it for that special person in your life that will truly appreciate it.  I created this card for my mother-in-law and she had it on view for weeks.  I hope you try it!


Cricut Friday: Birthday Card #30

Paint Chip Birthday Card

Paint Chip Birthday Card

Pinterest is a constant source of inspiration.  I pinned this card a while ago and finally decided it was time to create my own version.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut Create a Critter 2 cartridge
  • paint chips
  • gems
  • cardstock
  • adhesive
  • foam tape

Fold the white cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″.  Cut happy birthday from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge at 1.5″.  Trim the paint chips to varying widths.  Adhere the paint chips to the card.  Adhere happy birthday to the paint chip base with foam tape and finish with the gems.


Cricut Friday: Birthday Card #9

Blow out the candles!

Blow out the candles!

My sister-in-law’s birthday is today and we are celebrating this weekend.  Not really, because she doesn’t want to, but I made her a card anyway.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the kraft cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x5.5″ and cut the kraft cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut all of the pieces for the candles at 4.5″.  Adhere the layers of the flames together.  Run the kraft cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the candles to the embossed cardstock and use foam tape to adhere the flames.

She enjoys celebrating for others, but not for herself.  Well, she is getting this card and a gift regardless of her wish.  Even though she will protest, she will love it.  I guarantee it!


Crafty Today: Birthday Card #6

A colorful gift for you!

A colorful gift for you!

A dear friend pinned this card on Pinterest and I wanted to make my own version.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Cardstock
  • Patterned paper
  • Cuttlebug machine and embossing folder
  • Colored twine
  • adhesive and foam tape

Fold the white cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x5.5″ and cut another piece of white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut five pieces of patterned paper to 5/8″ x 3 1/4″.  Adhere to a scrap piece of white cardstock and trim to fit.  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Create and print out happy birthday on a scrap piece of white cardstock.  Trim up to give it a banner feel.  Adhere the gift box to the embossed cardstock and adhere the banner to the gift with foam tape.  Tie the colored twine in a bow and adhere to the top of the gift.

Such a fun, festive card and a great way to use those scraps.  I love the possibilities!

Happy card making!


Cricut Friday: Birthday Gift Tag #5

Isn't he the cutest purple dog you have ever seen?

Isn’t he the cutest purple dog you have ever seen?

The dog lovers needed a birthday gift tag too.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this tag:

Cut two purple tags at 3.5″ using the Holiday Frames & Tags cartridge.  Cut the dog at 2.5″ using the Celebrations cartridge.  Adhere the dog together.  Adhere the googly eyes to the dog and the two tags to each other.  Adhere the dog to the tag by using foam tape under the pom pom of the party hat.

As with all of the tags, there are endless color combinations.  Have fun with it and I hope I have inspired you to create your own birthday gift tags.

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.  -George Harrison


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Marbled Valentine's Day card

Marbled Valentine’s Day card

I made valentines for the adults in my family and my husband’s family.  When I took the paper marbling class, I made a few sheets using red, purple and pink with the plan to make valentines.  You need the following tools and supplies to make this card:

Fold the pink cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x5.5″.  Using your favorite font in Microsoft Word, write Happy Valentine’s Day centered in three columns then trim the lavender cardstock to 3.25″x 4.5″.  Make your own mini envelope template by tracing a larger envelope template and reducing it on the copier to the desired size that fits your heart punch.  Trace the envelope template onto the marbled paper, cut, fold and adhere together.  Punch out the heart.  Attach the envelope to the top of the lavender cardstock and insert the heart by using the foam tape to add dimension.

I hope you all have a sweet and memorable day.  Happy Valentine’s Day!


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